Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

What Unai Emery is doing differently at Arsenal
UFOs are visiting at all-time highs, according to new statistics, which say that sightings are most common in the U.S.The findings are based on data crunched by Sam Monfort, a doctoral student in Human Factors and Applied Cognition at George Mason University....

UFO sightings hit all-time high

UFOs are visiting at all-time highs, according to new statistics, which say that sightings are most common in the U.S.The findings are based on data crunched by Sam Monfort, a doctoral student in Human Factors and Applied Cognition at George Mason University....

UFO sightings hit all-time high

UFOs are visiting at all-time highs, according to new statistics, which say that sightings are most common in the U.S.

The findings are based on data crunched by Sam Monfort, a doctoral student in Human Factors and Applied Cognition at George Mason University. Monfort wrote up his findings in a blog update that used information from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), an organization that documents UFO sightings.

According to Monfort’s report, UFOs have been increasingly popping in, with 104,947 reported sightings on record over the past 100-plus years.

The first recorded flyby occurred in Portland in 1905, where viewers reported seeing a “buzzing” sphere-shaped UFO that descended from the heavens. But sightings have spiked dramatically over the past 30-plus years, with the reported number jumping from around 5,000 in 1980, to roughly 45,000 in 2010.

Other information from Monfort’s findings points to the UFO phenomenon being a fairly U.S.-based trend. The nation collectively reports 2,500 sightings per 10 million people, which is 300 times more than the global median. More sightings are reported in states in the West and Northwest, with some states in the Northeast not far behind.

Monfort thinks that America’s rate of internet connectivity may explain the large number of U.S. sightings. “Why are Americans obsessed with UFOs? Maybe it’s related to Internet access,” he wrote. “You have to have Internet access to submit a report, after all.”

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

Home Heating Oil to Jump 20% This Winter – Here's How to Cut Back
Home Heating Oil to Jump 20% This Winter – Here's How to Cut Back
Cloud Storage for Your Business: Is It Worth It?
Cloud Storage for Your Business: Is It Worth It?
Your Next Car May Be 3D Printed
Your Next Car May Be 3D Printed
10 Ways To Help Overcome Driving Anxiety
10 Ways To Help Overcome Driving Anxiety
Tips For Those People About To Launch Their First Startup
Tips For Those People About To Launch Their First Startup
Comparing Deployment Methods of Cloud Computing
Comparing Deployment Methods of Cloud Computing
What You Need to Know to Prevent Flood Damage to Your Home
What You Need to Know to Prevent Flood Damage to Your Home
Reasons Why Millennials Prefer Luxury Apartments for Holidays
Reasons Why Millennials Prefer Luxury Apartments for Holidays
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
The US Stock Market after the Earnings Season
The US Stock Market after the Earnings Season
3 Common Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid
  3 Common Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid
Invest in Kotak Mutual Funds Online
Invest in Kotak Mutual Funds Online
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES